Delhi Excise Policy Case, Delhi News Live Updates, 21 August 2022: Reacting to reports of CBI issuing a look-out notice for him, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Sunday said that the move comes after “nothing was found” during the raids on Friday. Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sisodia said that he was “roaming freely” in Delhi, and called the look-out notice “nautanki” (gimmick).
The CBI on Saturday began questioning people in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in the rollout of the Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22 which was withdrawn recently by the AAP government. This development came a day after the agency conducted searches at 31 locations including the home of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) is likely to close its “preliminary enquiry” in the case, as learnt by The Indian Express. It had initiated the inquiry after receiving a complaint alleging illegal distribution of zonal liquor licences to manufacturing companies and blacklisted firms in violation of terms and conditions of the excise policy. Sources said that after the EOW came to know of the CBI FIR, it discussed closing the enquiry.